T-DRILL is the globally leading provider of tube and pipe fabrication solutions. For decades, T-DRILL has kept developing solutions for diverse applications in many industries, resulting in countless success stories in more than seventy countries. You can make collars, cut to length, and form tube ends with the T-DRILL technologies faster and more accurately than with any other method – saving time, money, and material.
T-DRILL will be exhibiting at Tube fair 16–20.4.2018 in in Düsseldorf, Germany. Welcome to visit us in Hall 5, Stand No. A01 to see the latest T-DRILL innovations, live machine demonstrations and to witness our slogan “Productivity as a Product” in action!
T-DRILL’s latest innovations
Collaring Machine S-80
One of the latest T-DRILL innovation is a new fast and highly effective collaring machine S-80 for butt welded branching of tubes. The S-80 machine has been developed for thin walled tubes to make collars between 19–80,0 mm faster than ever before, which makes it a perfect solution for high volume applications up to 4″ pipes.
The S-80 has fully automatic collaring cycle:
1. Pilot hole elliptical milling,
2. Collar forming and finally
3. Trimming of the collar.
By choosing the optional tool changer, you are able to make different collar diameters during this same automatic working cycle.
Flanging machine F-170
Another lately released innovation is the second generation of the Flanging machine F-170. This machine is easy to move from one place to another and fits perfectly for job site or pipe fabrication shop.
The machine is really user-friendly and the working cycle is fully automatic without any tool changes. The F-170 is suitable for pipe diameters 26,9–168,3 mm, PN16 Sch. 10.
T-DRILL has PED (EN 1092-1) approval for the flanging process, being suitable for the use of loose flanges without any need for welding nor X-Raying.
Power Notcher PND-54
Power Notcher PND-54 is a new device with pneumatic power source for cutting and dimpling the tube ends for easier brazing. The result is an inspectable brazed joint with the best possible flow characteristics.
Collar sizes: 12, 14–16, 18, 22, 28, 35, 42 and 54 mm.
Standard T-DRILL Industrial Machines
Collaring machine S-54 with Automatic Feed Table
Another effective collaring machine is the automatic S-54 for producing single collars up to 54 mm for brazed and welded joints. Typical applications include automotive engine cooling tubes. Other typical applications are house- and industrial air-conditioning tube joining. Both straight and bent tubes can be processed.
At the fair T-DRILL presents S-54 with an automatic feed table (AFT). Adding the AFT to the S-54, the manifold with multiple collars can be processed automatically.
TEC-150 HD is a powerful collaring machine for heavy pipes (also SCH 40). You can make collars on tubes with wall thickness up to 12,7 mm. Maximum collar size is Ø 168,1 mm on 406,4 mm run tubes in Schedule 40 pipes on standard machine.
Entire process from pilot hole milling to a complete, beveled branch can be performed in a single workstation.
Chipless Cutting Machine TCC-50 MCS
The semi-automatic Cutting machine TCC-50 MCS provides a cost effective solution for those needing the benefits of a chipless rotary cut-off but with lower volume requirements. The tube is fed manually by the operator to the adjustable stopper, followed by automatic rotary cut-off. With a digital read-out the cut-length setting can be made fast and accurately.
The tube diameter range is 1,5–50,8 mm. The machine is suitable for copper, CuNi, aluminium, brass, mild- and stainless steel.
Standard T-DRILL Portable Tools
HFT-2000 SS for Stainless Steel/Copper tubes
The HFT (Hand Feed Table) is used in conjunction with the Portable T-DRILL T-65 SS collaring machine, which is manually moved by the operator after each produced collar. Featuring easy pin-to-hole positioning, the unit is highly productive in standard manifold production.
This system is capable of producing collars of 17–51 mm in run tubes of 32–114mm. With this collaring unit you can produce five 51 mm collars in less than ten minutes without moving the tube! The HFT-2000 SS is designed for stainless steel manifold production, but can be used even for copper tubes just by changing the tooling.
T-35 & T-65 for Copper tubes
The T-DRILL T-35 and T-65 are portable, every plumber’s tee forming machines for copper tubes. The machines are designed for the most demanding tube installations. While giving you comparable quality to a commercial tee fitting, the machines also increases your profit by eliminating two welded joints and the fitting cost.
Plus-100 SS for Stainless Steel tubes
The Plus 100 SS Pipe Collaring System for Stainless Steel is a profit producing attachment for the portable T-65 SS collaring machine. It forms 54–114,3 mm outlets for butt welded joints on stainless steel pipes, giving a comparable flexibility and quality to mechanically formed tee joints. This is an excellent solution to be used both on the job site or in the fabrication shop.